are a ‘safe’ and reliable alternative to most orchard
- Adaptations for growing in
- Not prone to rain or hail
- Require fewer seasonal operations
in the grove.
- Non perishable crop.
- Falls to the ground when
- Can be picked up by mechanical
They are easy to grow if limiting
soil conditions have been addressed.
They do not require annual pruning to encourage fruiting.
Most pests and pathogens are controlled by Integrated Pest Management
or chemicals compatible with organic certification.
Opportunities for marketing the nuts you produce include:-
- Pick Your Own Operation –
in the shell & off the tree.
- Farm Gate Sales - in shell.
- Selling to a Wholesaler –
in shell, or if you crack - as kernel.
- Value added kernel products –
eg. nougat or chocolate, or oil.
Australian Gourmet Hazelnuts’
main crop varieties are suitable for all the above options.
Barcelona produces round large to Jumbo sized
nuts. The tree is vigorous and high yielding; pollen shed overlaps
TBC early flowers. The kernel is round with skin of medium thickness.
Kernel partially blanches when roasted.
Turkish Cosford, Paskas Late, Halls Giant. Early phase pollinizer
produces round medium/large to large nuts. The tree is vigorous
and upright. TBC kernels are round, have thin skin, contain more
Vitamin E than several other hazelnut varieties, and their slightly
elevated sucrose creates unique flavour. They seldom have kernel
fault and blanch when roasted.
Barcelona, Turkish Cosford, Paskas Late.
Cosford produces clusters of medium sized round
nuts. The tree is of medium vigour and twiggy. Kernels are round
with thin skin and the flavor is nutty. Kernel does not blanch.
The skin is not bitter, making the roast kernel ideal for use
in dark chocolate. Low kernel fault.
Pollinizers: TBC and Paskas Late. Mid phase pollinizer
Late – The tree is upright, good vigour
and tight buds. Produces many catkins with purple hue. The nut
is medium to small, round and produces a small kernel with thin
skin and blanches well.
Recommended as a pollinizer rather than